Hello my bucket list friends ! Since January is ending, I wanted to share my progress with all of you on my new year’s goal of getting out of my comfort zone. Each month I’m going to pick one area to work on to get me out of my comfort zone. This month’s Comfort zone buster is to interact with new people more and put myself out there more . Sometimes I have a hard time talking to new people, Something as simple as asking someone who works in a store where something is can cause me great anxiety. The first thing that I did to help me with this Comfort zone buster was to make a profile on a dating app. This helped me to talk to all different kinds of people even though it was just typing back and forth. It helped me to feel less anxious when talking to people. Using dating apps has helped me to boost my self-confidence and to feel less anxious when talking to people online and in person. I have been working hard to be more outgoing in person . I’ve been doing things like asking for help, being very friendly when greeting people at work. Another step I took to help me with this goal was tweeting to some of my favorite celebrity’s. I was always afraid to do this because I was worried that I would get negative responses from other people but I just pushed that fear away and told some very talented people how much they mean to me. There was one more thing that helped me with this goal. Long story short I ended up giving a speech in front of my class at school and I aced it! It was a wonderful feeling. Of course, I’m not completely over my anxiety but I have gotten more comfortable with being uncomfortable. I’ve learned that it is ok to talk to people and to ask others for help. This month’s comfort zone buster was a success and I can’t wait for next month’s comfort zone buster .
Rock on – Christina Epperly